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hello, this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and jon kay. teachers and nurses could be among those in line for pay rises which break the current one—percent cap. the government admits it needs to be more flexible where there are skill shortages but unions question who will foot the bill. good morning, it's saturday the 30th of september. also ahead: another brexit challenge from boris johnson, theresa may tries to assert her grip on the conservatives ahead of their party conference. the united states pulls half of its diplomats out of cuba and warns citizens to stay away following attacks on embassy staff. in sport, england put all the off—field controversy to one side and end their cricketing summer on a high. joe root hits the winning runs as they beat west indies
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to seal a 4—0 series win. and fasten your seat—belts. mike has swapped our red sofa for one with a bit more get up and go. he's been finding out about the world of furniture racing. will this one do that? yes. do it later? year. the weather is turning increasingly autumnal through the weekend. i've got a bright start, some rain and strengthening winds. all the details in about 15 minutes. good morning. first, our main story. for the first time in seven years, public sector workers in england and wales could see their pay rise next year by more than the government's 1% pay cap. teachers could be among those who benefit after pay review bodies were told they could recommend higher wage increases to professions which have skills shortages, but as andy moore reports, unions fear the money will have to be found from existing school budgets. what does a good teacher make these
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days? recruiting enough teachers has become one of the most pressing problems facing schools in england. starting salaries have fallen behind otherjobs starting salaries have fallen behind other jobs after years starting salaries have fallen behind otherjobs after years of starting salaries have fallen behind other jobs after years of low starting salaries have fallen behind otherjobs after years of low pay rises. here's my magnets, two very powerful ring magnets... now the governor and has confirmed some teachers might get increases above 196. teachers might get increases above 1%. but that's likely to be in areas where there are skills shortages and there's no indication yet how those pay rises might be funded.” there's no indication yet how those pay rises might be funded. i think head teachers would be pleased to see a pay rise because they have real difficulties recruiting, but they will want to know that it's fully funded, that the government will give them the money they need to pay the teachers. the government said pay discipline was still needed in the public sector but workers needed to have fulfilling jobs that were fairly rewarded. we cannot keep reducing public pay relative to pay in the private sector and still expect to retain
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the teachers and nurses and so on that you need. you're going to be there forever otherwise... for some teachers there's the prospect of more money. for head teachers with frozen budgets, there's the problem of where that money will come from. andy moore, bbc news. meanwhile, boris johnson's urged workers to be given a pay rise. speaking to the sun newspaper, he said people deserve to be properly paid. the foreign secretary has also intervened again in the brexit debate ahead of the conservative party conference, insisting any transition period must last no longer than two years. theresa may has reached out to younger voters, saying she wants to make britain fairer. washington has pulled most of its diplomats out of havana following mysterious attacks on staff. the cuban government says the decision is hasty and will affect relations between the two countries. our us correspondent barbara plett usher reports. this was supposed to mark the
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beginning of better relations between cuba and the united states, but little more than a year after the mission was formally reopen in havana, us employees began reporting hearing loss and other mystery health problems. the americans now say their diplomats are being attacked. they don't know by whom all by what exactly but they've decided it's no longer safe for them, only a skeleton staff will stay. the cu ban them, only a skeleton staff will stay. the cuban government has denied any role in this bizarre and troubling episode. it's been helping with the investigation. relations had already begun to strain in the weight of the new president whose roll some elements of detante. you'll see what's happening but they did some bad things. cuba said the decision to downsize the embassy was hasty and will further affect ties. the ending of hostilities between the two cold war enemies was a legacy moment for president obama. celebrated with scenes that could have been filmed for a feelgood
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american movie. now sabotaged by a plot that could have been written for a cold war spy novel. barbara plett—usher, bbc news, washington. young people are spending far less than the older generation on having fun, according to a new study. research from the resolution foundation says people in their 20s and 30s can't afford as many meals out or expensive coffees due to the fall in their incomes and the rising cost of housing. joe lynam explains. today's young adults have been accused of spending all their money on eating out, the infamous avocado coast, rather than saving for their futures. older people, though, have a reputation of being cautious with their money. well, a study for the resolution foundation seems to dispel that. it says it is the so—called baby dispel that. it says it is the so—called ba by boomers dispel that. it says it is the so—called baby boomers who are dining out the most. the study, which has tracked consumption habits among the age groups for 57 years, has found spending power for 25 to 35 —year—olds has fallen by 15% since the year 2000. housing costs
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have also risen faster for young adults than for workers aged between 55 and 60. and millennials spend more every week on their mobile phones than cigarettes and alcohol for the first time. we sometimes hear that even though millennials have had poor earnings growth there still managing to spend like no tomorrow on things like avocado coast in cafes and going on holiday. what our analysis shows is everybody, all age groups, spend similar amounts on these things and the fastest growth in spending on these items over the 2ist—century hasn't been for the young, it's been for the 55 to 64 —year—olds, those boomers in late working age. while young adults may have youth on their side, the so—called baby boomers born after the war are busy shopping and holidaying a lot more than their younger counterparts. joe lynam, bbc news. the nhs is stuck in the past and not fit for the 21st century, according to the chief inspector of hospitals in england. professor ted baker says the system
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has not adapted to deal with the growth in the population, and has warned all trusts to take urgent steps to make accident and emergency departments safe. people found guilty of the most serious acts of animal cruelty could face up to five years in prison under new legislation announced today. last year, the rspca investigated nearly 150,000 cases of animal abuse, including violence, organised dog fights and neglect. the current maximum jail term is six months. the supermarket chain asda is recalling a baby food ready meal after plastic was found in one of the products. the retailer has asked customers to return any beef and sweet potato stews from its little angels range if they have a best before date of 10th september, 2018. more than 100,000 people have left their homes on the indonesian island of bali, fearing a nearby volcano could erupt imminently. it would be the first time mount agung has erupted in half a century.
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last time more than 1,000 people were killed. our correspondent hywel griffith has sent us this report. a sleeping giant that is slowly coming to life. plumes of vapour have been rising from mount agung's crater. hundreds of earthquakes shake the ground below and across the island everyone waits to see if and when an eruption will arrive. the volcano is a sacred place for the balinese people. they face towards it as they pray and in the last week, they've been calling on the gods for one thing. eruption, nobody knows. nobody knows. may be eruption, maybe not. nobody knows. that uncertainty hasn't been easy for the 130,000 people forced from their homes. some with just a few
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plastic bags stuffed with their clothes. they fear they could be here for weeks, maybe even months. while one part of the island is bracing itself for disaster management, barley‘s tourist beaches are as relaxed as ever. everyone knows here about the threat of an eruption but at the same time they're just trying to get on with their holidays. the whole island depends on a new wave of visitors arriving every day. the indonesian government says bali is safe and plans are in place to help tourists if they need to leave. but as the wait continues, there is little the government or anyone here can do but hope that nature is kind to them. hywel griffith, bbc news, bali. prince harry was joined by a very special guest at the invictus games in toronto. former us president barack obama arrived court—side to cheer on the american wheelchair basketball team. the pair were mobbed by a huge crowd when they arrived but happily posed for photos with fans. president obama has been doing a lot
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of posing, he was posing for the presidents cup, the golf tournament, on at the moment with the two other presidents. looks like joe on at the moment with the two other presidents. looks likejoe biden, the former vice president, quite a star—studded affair. a good picture to have. all those people queueing for selfies i think. let's have a look at the front pages of the saturday newspapers. here's the times, it leads with a story, on the eve of the tory party conference borisjohnson it eve of the tory party conference boris johnson it says eve of the tory party conference borisjohnson it says is underfire. he gave an interview to the sun today where he spells out against some more red lines on brexit and also talks about pay and lots of other issues which some people think is some kind of leadership challenge. do you know who that is? frankie dettori. his son on a shetland pony. not as big as he might look, not a real pony, he has
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his davos said abilities and ambitions perhaps. the daily telegraph, a story we have mentioned, the chief inspector of hospitals saying there's action needed over patient safety in a&e and the nhs isn't fit for the 2ist—century. a rather dapper harrison ford. the new blade runner film, blade runner 2049, harrison ford. the new blade runner film, blade runner2049, is harrison ford. the new blade runner film, blade runner 2049, is due out, looking i think very smart. all right! the daily mailfront page. that story we mentioned about extending jail sentences, currently six months, but extending them to five years if you have been found guilty of cruelty to pets or other animals. let's have a look at the red tops. couple of stories to bring to your attention. the manchester bomb victim who has been left paralysed by the terror blast at the manchester arena says she has lost herjob for being of sick. the daily mirror looking at that and the sun
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is looking at a man who it says is putting up 120 migrants in an illegal shanty town in his backyard. intriguing story in the times, if you're off to a wedding on saturday, there is a growing trend especially in america but also here of seoul of brides, where women in particular don't get married to anybody else, they commit to themselves in a ceremony in front of friends and family. it's called a solo wedding. a group of them here marrying themselves. does that mean you only spend half as much on the presence? iam allfor spend half as much on the presence? i am all for loving yourself, but... it is now 6:12am. these are the main stories. teachers and nurses in england and wales could receive a pay rise next year above the government's current limit of 1%. the foreign secretary borisjohnson has again set out his own personal vision for brexit, insisting any
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transition period must last not a second longer than two years. still to come: the team from click reveals the power station hidden in a mounting that supplies the energy to your home. let's check in with the weather, all sorts of ominous warnings about wet weather heading our way over the weekend. sarah can let us know and the picture looks lovely. good morning. a serena start to the day for some but bear with the weather because things will be turning quite autumnal through the weekend. a bit of sunshine around to start, but it will turn a bit more like this, wetter and windier later in the weekend. we could see gayle is at times tomorrow and on into monday. all courtesy of low pressure systems moving in from the atlantic, lining up here, that will bring the windy and wet weather later on but actually today, not looking too bad. at the moment we have a bit of clear
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skies in parts of northern ireland and scotland and northern england, a few showers but further south, that's where we have more cloud and later in the day, more persistent rain. looking at 4pm today, sunny spells and scattered showers in scotland, some on the heavy side, but reasonably hit and miss as we move further south into southern scotla nd move further south into southern scotland and northern ireland and northern england. temperatures cooler than recent days but still in the mid teens. further south in england and wales, cloudy skies, a bit of brightness in east anglia but in wales and the south—west of england, outbreaks of rain pushing in during the afternoon. the heaviest over the hills, mostly grizzly at lower levels. through tonight we will see increasing amounts of cloud pushing eastwards, bringing outbreaks of rain and also the winds picking up later in the night in the north—west. for most of us, another fairly mild night in the north—west. for most of us, anotherfairly mild night with temperatures just about in double figures and cooler in scotland first thing but through the day tomorrow that's when we see the windy weather
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arriving, particularly in northern scotland. elsewhere, a breezy feel, that rain will work its way gradually from west to east. not particularly heavy for most, heavy at times of higher ground in the west and temperatures around 16 to 18. look at the isobars as we go through into monday, still pretty close. further showers wrapping around the area low pressure. on monday, more rain in northern scotland, we could see gusts of 70 mph for the western isles, still very windy further south with temperatures just about 13 to 18 degrees. not too much in the way of rain, moving through quickly, but the winds are going to be the main theme to the weather. layers, that's theme to the weather. layers, that's the trick, lots of layers. thanks, sarah. have you got your winter coat out yet? i have my big puffa. you we re out yet? i have my big puffa. you were that in the middle of the summer, though! british double—agent kim philby spent three decades passing british
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and american secrets to the kgb until he was discovered as a soviet spy in 1963. he was condemned as a traitor in britain, but regarded as a hero in the ussr. now an exhibition celebrating his life as a kgb agent has opened in moscow. our correspondent sarah rainsford has been to see it. to his own country kim philby is a traitor, but in russia this new exhibition hailed him as a hero. his life story as a soviet spy is on display here. along with a glimpse of his home life. his widow was at the opening, greeted by the head of russia's external intelligence agency. it is the successor to the kgb that kim philby served for three decades. translation: kim philby is a legendary man, an outstanding spy. a man who did much of the victory over fascism in the second world war and contributed to the fight for peace, justice and freedom. and this
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is what kim philby is honoured for here, handing over a is what kim philby is honoured for here, handing overa huge is what kim philby is honoured for here, handing over a huge number of classified documents from british and american intelligence. some, including one describing an attack on hitler's life, are revealed here for the first time. it is over half a century since he was exposed and escaped to moscow. if there was a third man, were you in fact the third man, were you in fact the third man? no, iwas third man, were you in fact the third man? no, i was not. third man, were you in fact the third man? no, iwas not. even longer since this virtuoso performance when he denied he was a soviet law. he falls everyone. his story is being revived and retold here, just as modern russia and the west begin what many call a new cold war. he should not be regarded as a traitor, because he never betrayed anyone. he was at the —— he was acting on his beliefs. the double agent retains those beliefs until the very end and one document here
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shows he hopes to see the red flag flying over the buckingham palace and white house. instead, three yea rs and white house. instead, three years after his death in moscow, the ussr fell apart. a fascinating story. we'll be back with a summary of the news at 6:30am. now it's time for the film review, with mark kermode and ben brown. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. so mark, what do we have this week? the big release is goodbye christopher robin, a film about the creation of winnie the pooh. we also have reese witherspoon in home again, a likeable if daft rom—com. and daphne, a very interesting and edgy home—grown pic. goodbye christopher robin.
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i used to make up stories for my kids, so i am fascinated by this. tell me i'm going to love it. i really liked it. i know it has divided critics, but it is basically the story of how the winnie the pooh stories came about. it begins with aa milne in world war i, coming back and suffering from what we now call post—traumatic stress and what they then called shell shock. he leaves london for rural east sussex and wants to write an anti—war tome, which his wife daphne describes as something that sounds perfectly horrid. and he can't write anything and then one day he is walking in the woods with his young son, chistopher robin, and suddenly, apparently out of nowhere, comes this unexpected beauty and he starts writing poems and stories which touch everybody‘s hearts, particularly when illustrated by his great friend, ernest. here is a clip. the creatures in the story are toys. they're toys, but
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the woods are real. the size is wrong. the bear should be smaller. yes. yes, that's it. are you writing a book? i thought we were just having fun. we're writing a book and we're having fun. i didn't know you could do both at the same time. you don't usually look like you're having fun when you're writing. it's not your turn, tigger. this is more than a few poems. hmm. it's a little world. like you said, a hundred—acre paradise. be very, very quiet. vespers. this one's for daphne. you said it divided critics. one said it was like a john lewis christmas advert. that is completely wrong, because it actually has a lot
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of darkness in it. the script is by frank cottrell boyce, and he has taken the trauma of the great war, and this is a glade of happiness existing between the two wars, world war i and world war ii. much as with the winnie the pooh stories, it is something which has beauty and charm, but also underneath it has darker themes. it is film about betrayal, about the price of success when suddenly this child finds that his childhood is bought and sold. there's a moment in which he is in london zoo in a cage with a bear and they are both basically on display. it's a film about his separation from his parents, particularly his mother, played by margot robbie, who is very unsympathetically portrayed as someone who is rather opportunistic in the promotion of christopher robin. i think it balances the light and dark very well. you saw in that clip, there was a bit of animation and some magic. the woods are filled with a spielbergian light, but it is not afraid of dealing
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with the horrors of the war. it is not afraid of dealing with the frankenstein—like idea of making something that then overshadows the rest of your life. i was moved to tears by it. i thought it was very well played. i went in feeling slightly cynical, same as with saving mr banks. you approach mary poppins very delicately, and it is the same with winnie the pooh. i thought this did it respectfully well and i was moved and charmed by it. so other critics, pish! now, home again with reese witherspoon. the story is that she has recently separated. she is a 40—year—old mum who has moved back to los angeles to the house where her father who is a filmmaker lives. she meets three young film—makers, all of whom are slightly besotted with her. next thing, they're living in her guesthouse, which is difficult because she hasn't yet divorced her husband. they're just separated. basically, it's a wish fulfilment fantasy. it's the kind of film in which you are asked to feel
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sympathetic for somebody who has a guesthouse that can house three film—makers who happen to have wandered in and in which everybody is a potential suitor. but it works because reese witherspoon is really funny and charming. it is directed by the someone who comes from rom—com heritage. and despite the fact that it is flimsy and it is fluff and it is ridiculous, i ended up laughing with it and not at it. i thought it was sweet. michael sheen has fun as the ex who turns up like a bad penny at all the wrong moments. and again, much as i went in feeling cynical, i thought it was a laugh and i chuckled all the way through, largely because reese witherspoon is a great screen presence who can hold this kind of thing together. and playing older roles now. well, playing a role that's appropriate to her age. what's interesting is that although there was a thing going on in the movie about this age difference, imagine if you reversed the age difference, and would anybody raise an eyelid ?
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i laughed, and that is fairly rare. well, not that rare! now, daphne. a powerhouse performance by emily beecham. she plays a young londoner who has apparently drifted into her early thirties without much direction, but an awful lot of repressed angst. she works in a kitchen and she works very hard. when she plays, she plays hard. she drinks, she takes drugs, she sleeps with whomever she likes and some people she doesn't like. she is cynical and isolated and she is deliberately attempting to keep everybody at a distance. here's a clip. when you put it like that, that sounds negative, yes. no, no, i know what you're saying. all i'm saying is that so much of what's called love is really just people just projecting their ideas of what a love object should look like onto
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someone else and then getting upset when that person fails to live up to those expectations, so then they fall in love with someone else, till they disappoint them too. right, so basically, it turns out i didn't know what you were saying. i don't know why ijust said any of that stuff. i don't actually think any of those things. what, about people basically being incapable of love that isn't self—interested? it's to do with expectations. i don't want you to expect one thing about me and then get mad when i'm not that. you do realise this is a first date, don't you? no need to be facetious. no, it's funny. we're on a date and you're basically saying, "don't get your hopes up, pal". no. it's like i've gone to church, only to realise i've sat next to satan. it's funny. emily beecham is a rising star. she's fantastic. i have seen her in a few films and i barely recognise herfrom one film to the next. she was in hail caesar and she's a versatile player. in this, she is great. this character is quite frustrating
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and hard to be with and much as with darren aronofsky‘s mother!, the camera spends the whole time with her, but you absolutely care for and understand her because of her performance. you get to understand this very conflicted nature that on the one hand, she's seems to be alienated from everybody, but there was a sort of desperation and it. there is a random act of violence that she witnesses and she can't understand why she doesn't feel more empathy for it. so mixed up in her character development are a number of things pulling in different ways, and you understand them all and you understand them because of the way she portrays them. it's a really intelligent performance, because it does that thing where the character doesn't have to be likeable for you to like and understand them. i thought it was really three—dimensional. you really get to grips with the issues she is dealing with and yet at the same time, you can find her company very exasperating. it's called daphne and it's worth seeing. emily beecham is terrific in it.
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what is best out at the moment? i love this film called in between about three palestinian women living in tel aviv, each independently struggling for their own independence. one is a lawyer with a boyfriend who is not as liberal as he seems. one is a dj whose strict christian parents don't know that she is gay. another is a muslim who is engaged to be married to a very sanctimonious and bullying guy. this has won awards everywhere from the israeli film academy to the cannes film festival. it has also ruffled some feathers. i loved it. i think it is this year's mustang. it is a debt to converge. really vibra nt performances. again, you really get to care about these women and their lives. it is caught in between and it is terrific. best dvd? city of ghosts. it's not an easy watch. it's a documentary about these journalists documenting what is happening in syria.
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they call themselves. raqqa is being slaughtered silently and are using the internet to get the true story out. it is of with some very distressing images in it and distressing subjects. the tag line is, our word is stronger than their weapons. obviously, there was a danger with getting those words out, but it is really brave thing that they are doing and the documentary is a tribute to that bravery, although it is a tough watch. and also different from the kind of news coverage. we had a bbc team in raqqa this week, and this is different. it is absolutely ground level and what is being risked by the journalists getting this stuff out is extraordinary. the documentary attempts to show you enough that you understand what is going on. i don't think it is in any way exploitative, but there are moments in it when i think anybody would have to look away. it is a very powerful piece and very well made. a tough watch, but an important watch. i believe so. mark, thank you so much. a quick reminder before we go that you'll find more film news
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and reviews from across the bbc online at kermode. and you can find all our previous programmes on the bbc iplayer. that's it for this week, though. thanks for watching. goodbye. hello, this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and jon kay. good morning, here's a summary of this morning's main stories from bbc news: public sector workers in england and wales may see their pay rise next year by more than the goverment‘s 1% pay cap. teachers and nurses could be among those who benefit, after pay review bodies were told they could recommend higher wage increases to professions which have skill shortages. however, unions say they fear the money will have to be found from existing budgets. meanwhile, boris johnson says he wants public sector workers to be given a pay rise. speaking to the sun newspaper, he said people deserve to be properly paid. the foreign secretary has also
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intervened in the brexit debate ahead of the conservative party conference, insisting any transition period must last no longer than two years. cuba says washington acted hastily by deciding to pull out most of its staff from its embassy in havana following mystery sonic attacks on its diplomats. the cuban foreign ministry said the measure would affect bilateral relations. havana strongly denies involvement in the incidents and washington hasn't directly accused it. baby boomers are considered to be cautious with money, while the younger generation are thought to be more frivolous with their cash, spending it on the likes of avocado on toast and expensive cups of coffee. however, according to a new report quite the opposite is true. research by the resolution foundation shows young people are spending much less on discretionary items compared to older people, who eat out far more. the nhs is stuck in the past and not fit for the 21st century, according to the chief inspector of hospitals in england. speaking to the telegraph newspaper,
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professor ted baker says the system has not adapted to deal with the growth in the population, and has warned all trusts to take urgent steps to make accident and emergency departments safe. people found guilty of the most serious acts of animal cruelty could face up to five years in prison under new legislation announced today. last year, the rspca investigated nearly 150,000 cases of animal abuse, including violence, organised dog fights and neglect. the current maximum jail term is six months. president trump's health secretary, tom price, has resigned because of a scandal over his use of costly private jets, while travelling on government business. he had repeatedly used charter flights and military planes, when government officials are supposed to use commercial airlines. mr price is the 14th member of the administration to step down or be fired since president trump took office. some un—bear—ably cute additions have been unveiled at a giant panda
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base in south—west china. these ten giant panda cubs, including three pairs of twins, were all born this year. the oldest is five months and the youngest only two months. some are proving quite a hand full! panda cubs do not open their eyes until they are six to eight weeks old and are not mobile until three months. than one being dragged back tojoin this brothers and sisters but what a selection! i thought it had been a while since we had had a panda story! never a wrong thing to have a panda story. time to find out what's happening in the sport with jess. how are you? very well. i want to talk about the cricket, happier times for england
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yesterday after sealing the wind against the west indies but the ecb have a tough decision on their hands because obviously you seen the field controversy with ben stokes and alex hales, who does the ecb bring in if stokes doesn't play in the ashes? he's one of the best all—rounders in the world, let alone england. if you bring ina the world, let alone england. if you bring in a bowler you fall down on the batting, if you bring in a batter you fall down on the bowling. a tough decision. so disruptive, the worst timing. very much so. amid all the controversy off the pitch, england rounded off their summer of cricket sealing a 4—0 one day series win against west indies. liam plunkett took two wickets as england restricted the tourists to 288 from their 50 overs. and england reached the target with ease. jason roy hit 96. and a confidence boost forjonny bairstow ahead of the ashes, he finished on 141 not out. joe root ended the summer in style, completing the victory with a six! probably the most convincing thing
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about the last couple of days and the distractions that have gone on was a wind at the oval. a chance to wind the series, everything that happened was quite fresh, everybody knew about it the last couple of days so to produce a performance like that in such a tight game obviously meant a huge amount to the side. rangers have moved up to third in the scottish premiership after their won 4—1 away at hamilton academical. rangers had to come from behind too, as hamilton took an early lead. but defender declanjohn scored two goals and rangers added a couple more in the second half to seal a comfortable win, despite having a man sent off. the other ten teams are all in action today, including second placed aberdeen at home to stjohnstone. leaders celtic will look to follow up their convincing champions league victory on wednesday when they host hibernian. qualifying for the malaysian grand prix gets under way this morning, championship leader lewis hamilton
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could only finish sixth in second practice, with rival sebastian vettel fastest. but look at why the session had to end early. hars driver romain grosjean got a puncture to his rear tyre, spun off the track and into the barriers. it was all down to a loose drain cover. he did hit the barriers at full speed but luckily he was unhurt. the session was stopped with 20 minutes still remaining. there was more super league semi—final drama last night. following the golden point drop goal that sent castleford through to the grand final on thursday, leeds just held off hull fc. they beat them 18—16 at headingley to reach old trafford for a west yorkshire derby next weekend. this second half liam sutcliffe try helped the hosts to that narrow two—point win.
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newcastle falcons are top of rugby union's premiership after a bonus point win over london irish. three tries in eight minutes helped the falcons towards their fourth win of the season. there were also wins for saracens and sale. in the pro14, leinster and glasgow both won while scarlets beat connaght in a thrilling nine try encounter. leigh halfpenny helping the welsh side scarlets to a narrow 36—27 win. ospreys poor start to the season continued with a fourth successive defeat, this time to the cheetahs 44—25 in bloemfontein. the south african side are now second in the conference a table. probably not the most interesting pa rt probably not the most interesting part of the ospreys season. their hooker scott baldwin,
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well he was wounded by a lion. the welsh hooker missed the game after being bitten on a trip to a game park! the wound needed a couple of stitches and he should only be out for a couple of weeks, according to his coach, who called him, "rather stupid!" when you put your hand in a fence where there's a lion, that's what you expect. he's had plenty of warning. so produced to bid on scott's but half. he's pretty lucky but again, it was where we were. it's a good environment. we've been told how far back to stand. i don't know why he's patting a lion on a head as if it's a kitten. that's probably one of the silliest things i've ever been involved in. he won't be doing that again in a
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hurry! as well as the malaysian grand prix this weekend, how about this for the other end of the spectrum? this for the other end of the spectrum ? ed this for the other end of the spectrum? ed china has got eight world records for racing pieces of furniture and this month he's been inspiring the next generation of engineers at one of the world's old est engineers at one of the world's oldest car events. engineers at one of the world's old est car events. we engineers at one of the world's oldest car events. we like taking the breakfast red sofa on the road and here is mike taking that to the next level, but don't worry, he's wearing a seatbelt. from one red sofa to another, but the breakfast counter doesn't compare to the one with my friend here, which has set world records for being the fastest sofa in the world. mechanic and inventor ed china has held eight world records by pushing the boundaries of invention and using furniture from around the house. the amazing thing about this original fastest sofa in the world which did set the record speed of 87 mph is it is road legal.
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here we are out for an afternoon dry with all the mod cons, the carriage clock, the plant pots. and my dinner, we have to steer with something. but we're still on a sofa, which is actually very co mforta ble. sofa, which is actually very comfortable. it would have been crazy not to make it comfortable. you've got mot, tax and insurance so we can go everywhere. we've been down to the south of france, to david cameron. the sofa is based on the chassis of a mini and like in every other car you wear seatbelts. but while a sofa in australia has broken the 100 mph barrier on it all started here. i was making vehicles bought a series of father ted back in the day and i wanted to try to make something nothing like a car. you see, the bases, look at the reactions. they'll be wondering if something is in their beer, won't they? this creations don'tjust end in the lounge, he's also created the world's fastest bathroom, capable of speeds of 46 mph. i'll be going
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clea n speeds of 46 mph. i'll be going clean by the end of this dry. but he mightjust clean by the end of this dry. but he might just want to clean by the end of this dry. but he mightjust want to sort his laundry out. if you think about it, everything we live and work with today has been designed and engineered so without those people we wouldn't have anything, we wouldn't have television or stuff like this. so there's a reason for all of this. ed fears engineering is not seen as glamorous all of this. ed fears engineering is not seen as glamorous any more all of this. ed fears engineering is not seen as glamorous any more and so not seen as glamorous any more and so is hoping to inspire the next generation of designers, like the soapbox races he judges generation of designers, like the soapbox races hejudges at generation of designers, like the soapbox races he judges at one of the country's oldest car climbs, copil in buckinghamshire. design is crucial to get you down the course, especially if you're being driven by scooby doo. you jump out of your seat kind of but it is kind of hard to control it. but it is fun. we get to, like, make it and there's a lots of things we go to to make good ones. the ingenuity that is coming to that is wonderful and it's lovely to that is wonderful and it's lovely to see what young minds, with before they've learned other stuff. it's a
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great way to learn. the best experience with these vehicles is when i drive off somewhere and you see a child who sees it for the first time and you see the moment when the penny drops that almost anything is possible. i'm hoping we've inspired some young minds today. is not all about speed and power in motoring these days, for those long and boring journeys, what better than to lie down and snuggle up better than to lie down and snuggle up in the world's fastest bed? capable of speeds of 69 mph. good night. mike bushell, bbc news, on the road in a bit in buckinghamshire. that is brilliant. why don't we take out the breakfast desk? it has some wheels on it. it would collapse. for now, thank you. we will look around for some more furniture in an hour. let's continue with the cricket. let's talk about the legendary fast bowler of the sixties. legendary fast bowler sir wes hall was one of dozens of west indians to play as a professional alongside amateurs
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les hall, the bowler. les hall was one of the most fearsome fast bowlers in west indian history. throughout the 19605 he tormented england's finest batsmen. doesn't matter what sort of wicket5 you produce when he's letting it go at this pace. but les also played here for accrington in the lancashire league. his teammates weren't internationals but local amateurs. the first night he walked out here, he walked acro55 the first night he walked out here, he walked across this pitch to the net5, which is on the grass behind my shoulder here, and i'll never forget it, he had a west indian cap on, or his whites on and a long—range vote down to his ankles and he walked acro55 long—range vote down to his ankles and he walked across and we were all thinking, that's where is all. accrington was the defining moment in my life. i am away from home, i have to live with people who are
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strangers, i have to perform. it's the first time i've ever lived for six months with people other than the west indies. i was like a fly in the west indies. i was like a fly in the coconut ice cream and i was very grateful, you know, that they were so grateful, you know, that they were so good to me. more than 50 years after we5 and his teammates played here at accrington, the friendships forged on this field have stood the te5t forged on this field have stood the test of time. that's wes, that's me. jim eiland opened the bowling alongside we5 hall for accrington. now he has alzheimer's but his memories of the west indian teammate remained 5trong. memories of the west indian teammate remained strong. some days he may not remember how to switch the television on with the remit, but the minute a cricketer‘s name is mentioned, it all comes flooding back. we'll always have a special place in their heart for we5 hall. true, we will. it's nice that jim has the photographs and items in
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books where they're both mentioned in the publications. jim came to barbados about ten years ago. i was so barbados about ten years ago. i was so pleased to be able to reciprocate, you know, the good things that he had done for me. here on my heart, you know? i pray for them, i talk about them all the time. and this was jim's reaction when we showed him that message from his old mate. is it a nice surprise for you? wonderful, isn't it? yeah. he was a good bloke. you're happy with that, are you? yeah, champion. good. his family said it was the mo5t he had spoken in months, the demonstration of the power of a friendship that has spanned half the world and half a century. stewart pollitt, bbc news, lancashire. you canju5t pollitt, bbc news, lancashire. you can just see how those 5trong friendship memories can trigger
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lovely emotions. and after the cricket the last few weeks, nice to get reminded of that. let's see if the weather will be anything to remember this weekend. good morning. good morning. the good morning. the weather good morning. the weather is good morning. the weather is the weather is certainly good morning. the weather is certainly turning more autumnal through the weekend. a bit of brightness around, especially to start things off, but rain arriving later and it will tone not only wet but also pretty windy, especially later on sunday and into monday as well. all of these unsettled weather i5 well. all of these unsettled weather is down to what happening in the atlantic. several areas of low pressure approaching our shores, squeezing the way the low pressure. what we have today is plenty of showers around. showers in the 5outhern showers around. showers in the southern half 5lowly working eastwards, where it will be quite cloudy. further north we have more 5un5hine in between showers. for sunshine in between showers. for scotla nd sunshine in between showers. for scotland this afternoon a few showers for northern and central parts. further south fewer showers and into northern england it's a
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story of sunny spells through the afternoon and a couple of showers. further south, cloudier skies. we have a bit of sunshine breaking through the east anglia and towards the south—east where it will feel mild but would the south—west of england and wales we start to see some more persistent rain working on. heavy at times over the hills but at lower levels mostly drizzly. into the night the rain works further eastwards and we have the next patch of wet and windy weather moving towards northern ireland and scotland. for most of us there is low cloud around. fresh across north—eastern parts of scotland. through the day tomorrow this band of rain and strengthening wind works from west to east across the country. it will stay dry for the longest in eastern parts of england. the rain for most of us not especially heavy, but it will be heavyin especially heavy, but it will be heavy in the hills of north—west england and scotland for a time. followed by showers, but the winds will be the main element of the
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weather late on sunday. into monday weather late on sunday. into monday we have tied isobars. through monday and other very windy day. 70 mph possible in parts of scotland. lastly as well across southern england and temperatures around 13— 18 degrees, with further showers around as well. so keep your eyes on the forecast over the next few days. we will be glued to everything you say! thank you very much. we'll be back with the headlines at 7am, but now it's time for click. welsh music the beautiful welsh countryside.
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home to valleys, lakes, the odd feral goat and... electric mountain! hidden inside this mountain is the dinorwig pumped storage power station and it is basically a monster battery. it stores energy by pumping water from this lake to a lake at the top of the mountain and then letting it flow back downhill, releasing that energy at times of peak demand. when you pop the kettle on during breaks in championship matches of that sport they call football, this bad boy springs into action to supplement our national grid, delivering power to our homes in under 12 seconds. it's an incredible view. it's one of the fastest responding power stations on the planet and we'll have a nosy inside the thing later in the programme.
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dinorwig offers a semi—renewable energy solution at a time when our national resources are being used up. as solar, wind and tidal power alternatives advance, we're craving a method of using their generated energy 24/7 despite the weather or time of day and this is where batteries come in. now, this isn't your stereotypical battery. admittedly when i say battery you probably think of the ones in these. these are rechargeable lithium ion batteries. we really can't live without these. lithium ion batteries have truly revolutionised electronics. they power the mobile miracles that we use every day. they have a high—density,, meaning they can store a lot of electricity relative to their small size, so we can easily carry them around and recharge them hundreds of times. inside cells are layers of sheets stacked together, a positive cathode, negative anode, with a separator in between filled with a liquid electrolyte.
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when a cell is discharged, the movement of ions from one side to the other facilitates the flow of electrons, which then generates current to power devices. during charging, this process is reversed. whoever came up with this must have been a real genius. my name isjohn bannister goodenough and when i was at oxford when we developed the cathodes that enabled the lithium ion battery that you use in your cell telephones and laptop computers, i didn't really think about whether the battery we were developing would—be a world—famous invention. i've been very pleased to see how it's being developed in the hands of the engineers. it has stood the test of time with electric vehicles today relying on thousands of lithium ion cells for their battery pack modules. the dependence of modern society
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on fossilfuel energy is not sustainable. and so one of the things we need to do is find storage of electric power generated by alternative energy sources, and also storage batteries that can power an electric vehicle with a competitive price and performance. certainly sounds like doctor goodenough's invention has proved good enough for 37 years, but lithium ion isn't without its problems and that's led some people to look for alternate battery technologies. and this summer the uk government pledged a £250 million into the research and development of battery tech. at the forefront of this research is warwick manufacturing group at the university of warwick. lithium ion batteries do have potential hazards and if you mistreat some of the higher energy chemistries then yes you'll see a battery fire and potentially a rupture
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and so on so there's tight innate chemistries, called iron phosphate chemistries, which are a safe option for using public transport so on. as a research centre and a cell manufacturer you can play tunes with the chemistry to basically decide whether safety is your prime goal or your prime criteria or whether performance and energy is. if you look at your periodic table, all the transition metals you see, generally somewhere in the world there is a scientist trying to make a battery out of those. calcium batteries, aluminium batteries, lithium sulphur batteries, sodium ion, there's a range of different sodium ion batteries and so on. there's a whole range of different chemistries being worked on, so although we're working on lithium ion at the moment and we're persevering with lithium ion, there will be more developments
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in the future as we move onto different types of chemistries. as the uk's leading automotive battery r&d centre, wmg works at the intersection between scientific research and industry with the likes of nissan and jaguar land rover as close collaborators. here's a module we developed and it represents about a 70—80% improvement on the tesla battery module. that improvement has come about not through changes in the chemistry but changes in the way the module has been constructed. packing the cells tighter together while maintaining safety, improved cooling systems, etc. at the moment cost and range of new evs and the number of charging points available to us is an issue. manufacturers like nissan even offer up a replacement diesel or petrol replacement for customers needing to drive longer distances as part of their promise scheme. as well as batteries, wmg is looking at how our charging behaviour can affect battery life too surprising results. it's made a smart algorithm that shows degradation of a car battery can be reduced by up to 10% over a year if energy is transferred back to the grid.
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synonymous with evs is tesla, owner of the world's biggest battery factory. due to hit peak production in 2020, the gigafactory aims to produce enough batteries to power half a million new electric ca rs every yea r. tesla boss elon musk‘s ambitions go further than revolutionising our cars, though, he wants to rewire our homes too. enter the powerwall, the £6,000 home battery stores energy gathered from solar panels during the day and when the sun goes down sustainably powers your pad. it's very straightforward really, not that complicated. from tesla to ikea, there seems to be a growing trend in companies creating home batteries to harness solar power. so how exactly does this work? tech enthusiastic terence has had solar panels for several years. more recently connecting them to a home battery, meaning he can use the power he generates and send excess back
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to the grid. the battery charged up 1.4 kilowatt hours, which it then used throughout the day, so that saved about 15% on energy bills. he's also using it to power his electric vehicle and thanks to the way that feed—in tariffs currently work in the uk, he's being paid for the power he generates even when he uses it. but of course it's early days for the technology. one of the things we're going to see over time is these batteries will become cheaper, smaller and higher capacity. at the moment this battery is two kilowatt—hours, which is great, but it's not quite enough for everything we want to do with it. terence is actually taking part in a community trial taking place in the rose hill area of oxford. while the usual costs
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for installation of solar panels and a moixa battery would be £5,000, here the cost of batteries is subsidised and a network has been created meaning power can be economically shared between the 82 homes, a school and a community centre that are taking part. my house generates more power than i can use so why not store it and sell it back to the grid? why not give it to my neighbours when we've got surplus? and i understand you've also hooked it up to alexa? alexa, how is the battery? alexa: battery is at 21% capacity right now. in this area, where many are living in fuel poverty, the community element of the project seems to be appreciated too. and here at this school, they're also treating it as a learning experience.
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here in this year 6 classroom you can see the solar panels out of the window and here is the battery that's harnessing the power. now, this power is actually being used for the lighting in this room but the whole setup also teaches the kids how this works. i think it's a really good way of teaching children not to waste electricity. we are very happy that our school is powered by solar panels. swedish giant ikea are now selling home batteries too using the same premise of harnessing solar power and that providing electricity consumable by the homeowner, claiming the average uk home could up to £560 a year from their electricity bills. meanwhile british company powerbolt are working on giving older electric vehicle batteries a second life as home batteries. while after eight to ten years of road use a battery could start to deteriorate, it seems it could still be used in the home
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where demands are less strenuous, giving it an extra decade of use. after being taken from the vehicles they are checked electorally, graded, reformatted and stacked together to create energy storage systems for the home. of course, as battery costs come down and capability increases, the appeal should too. so whether this idea goes mainstream most likely depends on whether the sun shines over those figures. well, that's it from the dinorwig power station in north wales. what a privilege to visit such an unusual place. feel free to get in touch with us on social media — if you have enough battery, that is.
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hello, this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and jon kay. another brexit challenge from boris johnson as theresa may tries to assert her grip on the conservatives ahead of the conservative party conference. public sector pay is once again at the top of the political agenda. good morning, it's saturday the 30th of september.
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